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NDC Volta calls on government to support 145 health workers affected by floods

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region has called on the government to urgently provide vital support to the 145 health workers who have been affected by the flooding incident caused by the spillage of excess water from the Akosombo Dam.

In a statement released on Monday, October 30, the party claimed that displaced health workers include 76 in South Tongu, 51 in North Tongu and 18 in Central Tongu.

“This imperative assistance is crucial at the moment to empower these workers and other such essential paramedics to effectively address the health crisis facing the other thousands of victims taking refuge in safe havens and temporary shelters.

“In the wake of this catastrophic flooding incident, our health workers especially have shown unwavering dedication and commitment to the welfare and recovery of our fellow citizens who have become victims. They have since the disaster been conspicuous on the front lines, tirelessly working to provide medical care, essential services, and support to the affected individuals and communities,” portions of the statement read.

The party further highlighted four major areas they would want the government to focus on in addressing their appeal.

Listing them, the NDC Volta wrote:

  • Provide financial assistance to the affected health workers and other essential public sector employees to help them recover from the flood-related losses they have incurred.
  • Ensure the availability of safe and suitable accommodations for these workers and their families to alleviate the burden they currently face.
  •  Facilitate access to psychological and emotional support services to those who require same now in order to help them cope with the trauma they have witnessed.
  •  Specifically provide an immediate assistance to the Richard Novati Catholic (Comboni) Hospital, which was submerged by the flood waters and had to be completely shut down. An urgent financial and logistical intervention will not only bring the facility back on its feet and as well save the jobs of some 51 employees whose livelihoods were badly affected by the flood, but will also help them fully resume service delivery to the people in South Tongu and beyond. The current pressure being witnessed on the District Hospital facilities will thus be drastically reduced.

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